TANNOY – 90 Years of Audio Invention
Over the past 90 years, TANNOY is the undisputed leader in loudspeaker design and audio quality.
Tulsemere manufacturing company founded in London, UK by Guy R. Fountain.
Company changes its name to “TANNOY”, derived from the materials used in the manufacture of its rectifiers (Tantalum / Lead Alloy).
TANNOY’s early intervention in automotive audio and mobile public address systems!
Through the 1930’s
TANNOY becomes established as one of the most innovative designers and manufacturers of loudspeaker systems and audio components.
Through the 1940’s
TANNOY delivers public address systems for famous sporting and state events, as well as for the Ministry of Defense during the wartime. (Winston Churchill shown using a TANNOY public address system).
“TANNOY” becomes synonymous with public address systems, and its name is added to the Oxford English Dictionary.
The Dual Concentric driver is invented and launched at the London Radio Show. This revolutionary technology will define TANNOY and the later audio industry.
TANNOY launches the famous Monitor Gold Dual Concentric range.
Through the 1970’s
TANNOY becomes key player in professional recording studio monitoring.
Abbey Road Studio 2 installs Lancaster cabinets with Monitor Gold drivers. Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ is recorded on these TANNOY monitors.
TANNOY is acquired by Harman International Industries, and Guy R. Fountain retires.
TANNOY relocates production from London to Coatbridge, Scotland.
The Super Red range of studio monitors launched to critical acclaim.
Through the 1970’s and 1980’s
With a growing reputation as the world’s best, TANNOY Monitors found their way into countless legendary recording studios such as Abbey Road, Air and Decca.
Vangelis composing the music to the blockbuster movie “Blade Runner” with the help of the TANNOY Dreadnought monitor.
TANNOY merges with Goodmans to form TANNOY Goodmans International (TGI).
TANNOY re-focuses on commercial audio and becomes a pioneer in premium ceiling loudspeaker products.
TGI is acquired by Danish company TC ELECTRONIC to form TC Group.
TANNOY launches revolutionary Dual Concentric technology with latest generation CMS Series.
MUSIC acquires TC Group and with it TANNOY to form a conglomerate of high-end brands and technology.
TANNOY is the weapon of choice for musicians and industry pros alike. Grammy Award-winning mixing legend Tony Maserati has mixed countless hit songs and albums on TANNOY monitors for close to three decades now.